- Artist Shahzia Sikander
- Title Parallax
- Date 2013
- Medium Ink, gouache and graphite on paper
- Dimensions 20 X 24 cm
This work is part of a group of drawings that functions as a liaison between the conception of an idea and the chase to its fruition. The use of text and the play of words imply a narrative while keeping the interpretation open-ended. Translation as a concept becomes prevalent. Is original a construct? What is the distance between the original and its translation and at what point does the translation become an original.
These photographs show the Pakistani caretaker of a dilapidated cinema in the town of Khorfakkan, Sharjah.